Sinclair Lewis Main Street A young girl, Carol Milford, graduates from Blodget College in St. Paul and thinks about what kind of noble occupation for her to devote her life to. She intends to achieve significant results in any business, no matter what she does. At first she worked for a year in Chicago, in the city library, then in the public library of St. Paul. Once a guest she meets Dr. Will Kennicot from Gofer-Prairie, a small town of two or three thousand inhabitants, and after a while marries him. Arriving in Gopher-Prairie, Carol is disheartened by the awkwardness of the buildings and theRead More →

The comedy “Woe from Wit” is both a picture of morals, and a gallery of living types, and a burning satire, and most of all a comedy. As a picture, it is huge. Her canvas captures a long period of Russian life – from Catherine to the Emperor Nicholas. In the group of twenty people reflected all the old Moscow, its picture, its then-spirit, historical moment and mores. And all this with such artistic, objective completeness and certainty, which was given only to Pushkin and Gogol. While there will be a desire for honors other than merit, while the masters and hunters will persevere andRead More →

Family Ramsey: father – Mr Ramsey, mother – Mrs. Ramsey, children – Nancy, James, Cam, Pro, Rosa, Andrew, Jesper, Roger. They live on the island of Skye. A lighthouse is visible in the distance. First in the narrative there are a lot of thoughts of the mother, she gives an assessment of all that is happening. Events are shown from her point of view. Children very much want to go to the lighthouse, throughout the book they ask to go there, their mother inspires, saying that tomorrow there will be good weather, and they will go, but my father always disappoints, saying that the weatherRead More →

Twenty-five-year-old Valentine, a high school teacher, wakes up one morning with a sense of happiness, because he dreamed of a rainbow. Valentine is late for work – he teaches French in high school. He thinks that lately he has become too often to lie, and understands: lying on trifles means that he is not free and someone is afraid. Valentine decides to live a day without lying. Once he wanted to study at the Literary Institute at the department of artistic translation, then – to become an interpreter and go abroad. Neither one nor the other failed. As it was not possible after the endRead More →

Ch. T. Aitmatov And more than a century lasts the day The trains in these parts went from east to west and from west to east… And on the sides of the railroad in these parts lay the great desert spaces – Sary-Ozeki, the Middle Lands of the yellow steppes. Yedigei worked here as a switchman at the Boranly-Burannyi exit. At midnight, his wife, Ukubala, made his way to the booth to report the death of Kazangap. Thirty years ago, at the end of the forty-fourth, Edegei was demobilized after a concussion. The doctor said: in a year you will be healthy. But while physicallyRead More →

UPGRADED PRECISION Opera in four acts (eight scenes) Libretto by LI Dzerzhinsky Characters: Davydov Nagulnov Makar Lushka, his wife Grandfather Shchukar Lyubishkin Islander Jacob Polovtsev Damaskov Frol Timothy, his son Bannik Khoprov Wife of Khoprov Ulyana An old man with a cigar Cossack with a newspaper The fucking guy 2nd guy Cossack 2 peasants 2 snares The chief of militia Balabin Dramatic tenor Baritone Soprano Tenor Tenor Characteristic tenor Bass Bass Baritone Tenor Baritone Soprano The dramatic soprano Lyrical tenor Beritone Tenor Baritone Baritone Baritones Baritone, tenor Baritone Cossacks, kulaks, collective farmers, women, old women, guys, girls. The action takes place on the Don inRead More →

The childhood of Esther Summerston takes place in Windsor, in the house of her godmother, Miss Barberi. The girl feels lonely and often sentences, addressing her best friend, a ruddy doll: “You know perfectly well, doll, that I’m stupid, so be kind, do not be angry with me.” Esther seeks to learn the secret of her origin and begs the godfather to tell her anything about her mother. One day, Miss Barberry does not stand up and sternly says: “Your mother has covered herself with shame, and you brought shame on her. Forget about it…” Once, after returning from school, Esther finds in the houseRead More →

L. N. Tolstoy Morning of the landlord Prince Nekhlyudov was nineteen years old when, from the third year of university, he came to summer vacations to his village and one stayed there all summer. In the autumn he wrote to his aunt, Countess Beloretskaya, who, in his opinion, was his best friend and the most ingenious woman in the world, that he was going to leave the university to devote himself to life in the countryside. Wanting to put things in order, Nekhlyudov discovered that the main evil lies in the plight of the peasants, and that evil can only be remedied by labor andRead More →

Moscow was quiet here, in a place called Blagusha. Firsov surveyed the surroundings and experienced a fine and desponding emptiness, familiar from experience, when here, just as before, for other books, a handful of human destinies ripened in him. And then Firsov saw how waking up that Nikolka Zavarikhin had come to Moscow from the village. He ran to his uncle, then walked around his countrymen and found out that his capital was not enough for a commercial initiative in the city. From grief Zavaryhin took a walk in the pub. A magnificent beauty appeared on the platform, but then a certain gentleman in aRead More →

There is the sixteenth spring of Nikolay Irtenyev. He is preparing for the examinations to the university, overflowing with dreams and reflections on his future destiny. To clarify the purpose of life, Nikolai starts a separate notebook where he writes down the duties and rules necessary for moral improvement. In a passionate environment, a gray-haired monk, a confessor, comes to the house. After the confession, Nicholas feels clean and new. But at night he suddenly remembers one of his shameful sin, which he concealed in confession. He hardly sleeps until morning and at six o’clock rushes to the monastery in a cab to confess again.Read More →